Trump should leave the madman routine to Kim Jong Un

Trump should leave the madman routine to Kim Jong Un

Earlier this month , North Korea conducted its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date and it was subsequently slapped with fresh, tough United Nations sanctions . North Korea has long said that its weapons tests are necessary because of U.S. hostility, which for Pyongyang includes the almost 80 000 USA troops stationed in Japan and South Korea. Read More

Raashi Khanna watches Jai Lava Kusa with fans in London

Raashi Khanna watches Jai Lava Kusa with fans in London

Trade analyst Ramesh Bala in a tweet termed the opening as "impressive". In addition, trade analyst Trinath told news agency IANS that the film's two day collection is almost Rs 60 crore and the film's weekend is quite promising. While these reports are yet to be clarified, it was expected that Jr NTR would've sported a look a la Vikram in "I" and Surya in "24" had things worked out. Read More

Stanley takes early Tour C'ship lead as Spieth lurks

Stanley takes early Tour C'ship lead as Spieth lurks

Jordan Spieth struggled with his long game and only a sublime touch around and on the greens allowed him to limit the damage to a 70 that left him four shots behind on 137. Much like Spieth in 2015 when he ended his best season with the FedEx Cup, Thomas would love to have the ideal ending. The big worry is that despite being based in the United States for the last ten years, Casey has found it hard to close the deal when he has a shot at winning. Read More

China urges North Korea not to go further in a 'dangerous direction'

China urges North Korea not to go further in a 'dangerous direction'

According to the official, the Russian foreign minister said in response to the request: "We are aware of the issue, and we will keep in touch regarding the matter". "Why? Because legislators who find it important not to solve issues in different parts of the world, and not to develop beneficial relations with Russian Federation". Read More

Kurds vote for leaders in Syria

Kurds vote for leaders in Syria

Saudi Arabia called upon the parties concerned to engage in dialogue in order to achieve the interests of the Iraqi people in all its components and to ensure security and peace in Iraq and preserve its unity and sovereignty, according to a statement issued by a source from Riyadh's government last week. Read More

Iran launches ballistic missile

President Donald Trump has threatened to junk the agreement over the issue, saying that Iran's missile programme could give it the technical knowhow for a delivery system for a nuclear warhead with the expiration of a sunset clause in the deal in 2025. Read More

Trump order targets North Korean trade

Kim offered choice insults of his own. Kim Jong Un described Mr Trump's comments as "mentally deranged behaviour". Kim, in his statement, said Trump is "unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country". Trump said that the United States will begin to sanction financial institutions who knowingly do business with North Korea . Williams, the North Korea watcher, says he's not alarmed. Read More

Pakistan at UN: Will 'terroristan' learn its lesson now?

Pakistan at UN: Will 'terroristan' learn its lesson now?

Instead, India has deployed almost 700,000 troops in occupied Kashmir to suppress the legitimate struggle of the Kashmiris to exercise their right to self-determination. For all its civilian trappings, Pakistan is a military state. Indeed such important platforms provide an excellent opportunity to heads of government and state to present their stance more vocally before the world and we understand that PM Abbassi amply/adroitly used the forum to put across a very loud and lucid message. Read More

Rohingyas Illegal Immigrants, Not Refugees: Rajnath Singh

Rohingyas Illegal Immigrants, Not Refugees: Rajnath Singh

Myanmar considers the Rohingya illegal migrants from Bangladesh and refuses them citizenship, even though many have lived there for decades. "As evident from the constitutional guarantee flowing from Article 19 of the Constitution, the right to reside and settle in any part of the territory of India as well as right to move freely throughout the territory of India is available only to the citizens of India.", the affidavit filed by the Ministry of Home Affairs said. Read More

Russian Federation and China urge 'peaceful' solution with North Korea

Russian Federation and China urge 'peaceful' solution with North Korea

Military options available to Trump range from non-lethal actions like a naval blockade aimed at enforcing sanctions to waging cyber attacks and positioning new U.S. The US flew four F-35B stealth fighter jets and two B-1B bombers over the Korean peninsula today in a blunt show of force. He previously said the idea should be "deeply considered" by the allies, inflaming already-heated debate on the issue. Read More

Oil settles flat as unease builds ahead of OPEC meeting

Oil settles flat as unease builds ahead of OPEC meeting

Brent crude futures rose 14 cents, or 0.3 percent, to end at $56.43 a barrel. OPEC, which has committed to take 1.8 million bpd off the market from cuts contributed by its 14 members and other allies, including Russian Federation, will meet in Vienna on Friday to review its price support efforts. Read More

N. Korea: We'll speed up nuclear plans if more sanctions imposed

N. Korea: We'll speed up nuclear plans if more sanctions imposed

Mattis elaborated and said the United States would take " immediate actions " to intercept and shoot down any missile headed for Japan, South Korea or Guam. Yet it is still South Korea, and its capital Seoul close to the heavily militarized frontier with the North, that faces the greatest immediate risk in a military conflict. Read More

Najam in the Boston Herald on Trump's UN Speech

Najam in the Boston Herald on Trump's UN Speech

His message on "fiery" rhetoric was implicitly directed at North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un , but also at the United States and President Donald Trump , who has warned of " fire and fury " if North Korea does not back down. Turning to Iran, Trump called the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by his predecessor, Barack Obama, was an embarrassment and hinted that he may not recertify the agreement when it comes up for a mid-October deadline. Read More

Donald Trump is going to decertify the Iran deal unilaterally

Without mentioning Trump by name, the Iranian leader decried "ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric" delivered in the chamber a day earlier. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that his country is "extremely concerned" by the recent statements of the Trump administration regarding the JCPOA. Read More

Alabama GOP Senate Candidate Uses Racial Slurs in Speech

Alabama GOP Senate Candidate Uses Racial Slurs in Speech

If Roy Moore is elected to the U.S. Senate , he will instantly become a cultural ambassador from the deepest of Deep South states , the veritable Heart of Dixie (the old state slogan still featured on many license tags), to a country that is evolving in a very different direction. Read More

Why It Matters That Mueller Is Reportedly Looking into Trump's Russia Meeting

Why It Matters That Mueller Is Reportedly Looking into Trump's Russia Meeting

Mueller's team also approached the White House about interviewing staffers who were aboard Air Force One for the creation of the initial response to news of Donald Trump Jr.'s Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer, sources previously told CNN . Read More

Myanmar mob attacks aid shipment bound for Rohingya area

Myanmar mob attacks aid shipment bound for Rohingya area

Besides repeatedly disabling his accounts, an activist who uses the name Rahim said Facebook has also removed individual posts he put on the site about Rohingya refugees . The aid package comes a day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke with Myanmar de facto leader of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi and "welcomed the Myanmar government's commitment to end the violence in Rakhine state and to allow those displaced by the violence to return home", according to the State Department. Read More

Countries Ratify UN Nuclear Weapons Ban

Countries Ratify UN Nuclear Weapons Ban

Admittedly, there is no particular reason to assume that North Korea is any more eager than the other nuclear powers to agree to this ban on nuclear weapons. Before declaring the convention open for signing, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres , described it as historic, and recognized the countries that promoted and supported it, as well as the civil society. Read More

Kenya Supreme Court delivers verdict on nullified elections

Kenya Supreme Court delivers verdict on nullified elections

In a detailed ruling issued Wednesday the court said it nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election largely because the electoral commission refused scrutiny of its computerized voting system. "No accountability, no election", Wetangula said. The protests came after petitions were filed asking the Judicial Service Commission to remove Chief Justice David Maraga, Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu and Justice Isaac Lenaola. Read More

Emmanuel Macron: French media are 'totally narcissistic'

Emmanuel Macron: French media are 'totally narcissistic'

The publication refers to the words of the US President, expressed during his meeting with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron , in NY. It was one of the greatest parades I had ever seen. As for the intractable conflict in Syria, Macron proposed forming a "contact group" to help end the six-year war. Nevertheless, I support a military parade for two reasons. Read More